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How does Google My Location work?

Google My Location in Google Maps is able to find your approximate position with good accuracy. Although it's clear that it makes use of GeoIP mapping, they need a more accurate strategy to pinpoint ...
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Google search results - getting actual links

Whenever I do a Google search, if I right click - copy URL, it results in a Google redirector URL: ...
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Is there a browser add-on to filter Google search results?

Is there a way to block specific sites from appearing in Google search? I'm looking for a browser add-on (preferably Google Chrome) - I don't want to create custom search engines or what-not. ...
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How to download Google Doodle for offline usage?

I used to play Google Doodle daily. Can anyone say where can I download Google Doodle? I'd like to play Google Doodle on my home PC offline. Can anyone suggest to me how to download Google Doodle ...
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Change the default Google search domain [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Firefox 3.6 - Navigation Toolbar - Google search box language problem I am currently working from Germany. From Firefox, if I give something to search in the Google ...
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How does precise GeoLocation in HTML5 work?

This is quite a long winded question, you can just skip to the last sentence if you don't care about the background info. I just tested out HTML5 geolocation using Firefox 3.5+, and it managed to ...
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Why can't I email myself at: MyEmail@74.125.235.55?

I opened cmd and typed ping gmail.com. It shows me: C:\Windows\system32>ping gmail.com Pinging gmail.com [74.125.235.55] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 74.125.235.55: bytes=32 time=6ms TTL=56 ...
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How to Google a question mark? [closed]

In a nutshell, I'd like Google to return pages where a question mark is present in the title. My gut was to try something like: allintitle: * "?" However Google doesn't seem to like question marks ...
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Is it possible to have a Google Chrome application shortcut use a different user agent than a standard Google Chrome window when both are open at the same time?

I am specifying a custom user agent in Google Chrome in order to access a legacy web site on my company's intranet (the site is needlessly requiring IE). I created an application shortcut for the site ...
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Google Voice SMS [closed]

How does google voice work when I text someone with my google voice sms and they respond..I get their google voice number and not their actual cell number? When they send a sms from their phone to my ...
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Firefox is capturing Ctrl + Shift + g from Eclipse

I use Eclipse and Firefox on Windows 7. Ctrl + Shift + g in Eclipse is supposed to do a search for references, but instead it does a Google search in Firefox. Why is this happening, and how can I ...
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Weird Characters in Google Chrome

I sometimes see weird characters on some websites instead of what they're meant to display. I've attached an image below as an example. In IE the site displays correctly but on Chrome there are weird ...
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How do services like Google Latitude geolocate my laptop PERFECTLY with no GPS?

How do services like Google Latitude, through my browser, obviously through my internet connection (Ethernet not Wi-Fi), obtain my location perfectly with only my current public IP address? By asking ...
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Two Google accounts in firefox for email/reader/openid

I usually checking my personal gmail account account at work, and I have another gmail account for work/professional purpose. Now I am starting to see more sites using OpenID. The problem I am facing ...
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QR Codes for Files on Google Code

When you download files from Google Code now (example), in addition to the text version of the SHA1 hash, it includes a QR code of it. The device that the file was downloaded to is the one that has ...
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Install Chromium OS, but not from a USB

How can I install Chromium OS on my PC? I do not mean in a virtual machine, but actually a dual boot. I know you can boot from a USB, but that is not what I'm looking for. I really want to install ...
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Why does Google Chrome ignore “last_known_google_url” property in “Local State” file?

I want to force my Google Chrome web browser (version 21.0.1180.89, 64-bit) to use non-localized search (thus Google in English) through address bar, using the default Google search engine. To ...
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Whenever I go onto Chrome, all my extensions, and preferences are lost? Why is this happening and how can I fix it?

When I go onto Chrome, an alert comes up that says something along the lines of "Your preferences could not be saved." All my extensions are lost and my settings are back to default. How do I get it ...
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Google calendar sync with Outlook

I have migrated my emails and calendar to Google Apps, but I don't get the categories in my calendar back on Outlook if I sync from Google.
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I regularly see gstatic.com in the status bar, what is that domain? [closed]

Sometimes when I am browsing the web, among the hostnames that fly by in the statusbar is one that includes gstatic.com as the base domain. I can't navigate to http://gstatic.com to gain any more ...
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“Google Software Update would like to control this computer…” What?

For the first time (that I've seen), some piece of Google's software updater is now asking for permission to control my computer. I couldn't find any other mention of this on the web, so I don't ...
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What is Chrome Canary and how is it different from Google Chrome?

As the question title says it all, I read Google support, I read few things here and there, the only thing they say is it's for developers and it is updated at a rapid speed, but what way exactly it ...
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What is 1e100.net and why do I have TCP ports open to it?

I see my PC has TCP connections open to 1e100.net. Looking at the content this seems to be a Chinese site and I immediately feared the worst re viruses/malware. Then I checked the whois record and ...
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Should I use Google Public DNS service for my desktop?

What are the pros and cons of using Google Public DNS resolution service?
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Google translate client for OS X

I'm using Translate Client on Windows. This tool instantly get translation of selected text in any application by double press Ctrl What are alternatives for Mac OS X? Good implementation would be as ...
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How can I load my last tabs into Chrome using Last Tabs, Last Session files?

Before I reinstalled Windows, I copied everything under: <username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default However when I now copy all these files and start Chrome, it doesn't load my ...
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In Google Apps, is there a way to completely hide the fact that you're using Google?

If I have a domain in Google Apps: http://mydomain.com If I host this under Google Apps, I can have my documents, calendar, and mail at sub-domains: https://docs.mydomain.com ...
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How do you make Google's interface always be in your chosen language?

Google's interface and search results don't always appear in my preferred language, English. I'm located in Mexico City and, although I generally have no problem with Spanish, I would prefer search ...
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who offers free rss feeds of the most recent usenet messages besides google?

Is there any site, besides groups.google, which offers a free rss feed of the most recent messages for any usenet newsgroup? I mean a service like the following: ...
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How can I fix the default search engine in Chromium on Linux Mint 11?

Lame. Linux Mint comes with some pretty nasty defaults as far as setting the default search engine go. How can I set it to Google proper? Can someone copy and paste the URL to use which is working for ...
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Chinese IME: Microsoft or Google?

I am learning a bit of Chinese and there are two options for entering Chinese text using IME: the Chinese IME that ships with Windows and Google IME (a recent entrant). Which do you recommend and ...
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Repositioning “Most Visited” List in Google Chrome?

Is it possible to manually re-position/re-arrange the list of "Most Visited" Web Sites list visible whenever you open a new tab in Google Crome? Here's a Screenshot: I use Windows 7 Home Premium.
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Location for Google search and Firefox wrong

On a workstation I administer when ever the user opens Firefox or use Google to search for something both think I am in the Netherlands rather than the US. I have checked the location and language ...
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Google Bookmarks thinks I'm in Portugal

I was looking for a convenient way to keep links to web sites between multiple computers on Monday. After a bit of searching, I found out Google offers a service that covers my desires just fine, ...
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How to install Google's chrome on CentOS 5.3?

Google released their Chrome browser for linux but I got an error when installing. I was informed that I need a higher lsb version? What is lsb? Where can I find the latest lsb package/source ? By ...
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Set preferred language in Chrome and other Google services

Whenever I'm abroad and access Google's search (via Chrome browser, on my own laptop) or other Google services, they are presented to me in the local language. How can I get Google services displayed ...
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Can I keep Google from stealing my cursor in Firefox?

I have iGoogle as my home page. Every time that I start up Firefox with the intent to go to a specific page, I end up typing half the URL in the Google search box when iGoogle steals focus away from ...
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Is it possible to import Outlook tasks to Google Calendar?

I successful migrated Outlook's contacts into Gmail contacts, but for some reason I'm not able to import my Outlook's Task's CSV into Google Calendar. Any ideas?
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How could Google Latitude find my exact PC location with no GPS or public wifi?

I found a similar question here but I still don't get it. You see, I live in a small town and every time I check my IP location via online services or speed test websites, my location appears to be ...
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can't add a new search engine in chrome

After I enter a new search engine and its URL, how can I actually add it? There is no button to push, actually there are no control elements whatsoever. I will appreciate your help in this matter.
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What happened to my Google Chrome Install

For some reason, I booted up my work computer today, like I always do, and the batch file I threw in the startup folder to quickly open up all of my applications told me that "chrome.exe doesn't ...
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What are the internal workings of Google Voice?

I am new to Google Voice and am interested in how it works internally so I have few doubts about it. Is the Google Voice number itself a SIP number? How does Google Voice receive calls from any PSTN ...
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Exclude specific sites or urls from Google search results? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible with Google searches to ban any and all results from a domain? When searching google a few sites constantly show up in my search results. However, these ...
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Get rid of chrome new tab page ad

So, recently, on the Chrome new tab page, the message "Get a Chromebook for the holidays" has started to appear. (Others have witnessed similar behavior) I want to know how I am supposed to get ...
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how to set a permanent google chrome flag? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I run an application with command line arguments in Mac OS I'm trying to make this flag run every time I launch Google Chrome on OSX: --allow-outdated-plugins ...
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prevent requests to o-o---preferred---bellcanada-yul2---v21---cache.c.pack.google.com

I have a very slow connection and I use to check constantly what requests i made to save bandwidth, I have noticed that i can't open IE or Chrome, they don't stop of doing request to ...
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Google application specific passwords and 2-step authentication

As far as I noted google's application specific passwords could be used to access for example, my Gmail, but from another email client (not web ui). So what is the point to use them then? Also, does ...
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Only show search suggestions in Omnibar for search mode

I'd like to be able to use search suggestions in Chrome, but only when I'm searching -- not when I'm typing a URL. Is there a way to restrict the suggestion service to turn on only when the query ...
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Disable or remove Bing in Windows 8 [closed]

First of all, this is only for the release version of Windows 8, not the beta, not RT nor any other version. If disabling the "Bing" subsystem is not possible then maybe there is a removal process? ...